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Windows 7: Virus.exe showing as a wireless network

27 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Virus.exe showing as a wireless network

So my computer is a Windows 7 computer, with NO wifi.

I have it plugged into my media link wireless router (which is plugged into my motorola surfboard modem)

And somehow there is a wireless network showing here or there called "virus.exe"

It has about two bars. and occasionally it disappears.

I'm wondering how in the world I could be picking up a wireless network called "virus.exe" when I'm only plugged directly into the modem, and my computer doesn't actually have wifi.

Is my computer showing all of the wifi connections received by my wireless modem? Shouldn't it be showing up as a wired connection?

It was confusing me. Seems simple but at the same time I would expect my computer to only pick up the wired connection.

appreciate the help!

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28 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

When the download is complete . Drag the DDS program from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Double click the DDS icon on the Desktop then click the Run button to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
  • DDS.txt
  • Attach.txt

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply
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28 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium


The Network and Sharing forum may give you a better explanation, but, from a non-expert standpoint,
the Media Link wireless router also includes the functions of a wireless access point. It is commonly used to provide access to the Internet, can function in a wired LAN (local area network), and can make a connection wirelessly, via radio waves.

Looks as if it is picking up a wireless connection from somewhere, and the signal strength (2 bars), or its appearing and disappearing, show that reception is not great.

If you name a network something like virus.exe , it discourages others from piggybacking your connection.

Most people would look for another network instead of risking connecting to one with that name.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jun 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

If you name a network something like virus.exe , it discourages others from piggybacking your connection.

Most people would look for another network instead of risking connecting to one with that name.
Excellent answer!
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